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Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny - Reporter at The European Times News

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Fragrances are an integral and important part of our lives. Everyone has their favorite scent, which evokes pleasant or painful memories. Plants and essential oils have been used for thousands of years – not only for perfumes, but also to enhance the impact of religious rituals. Many cultures – Egyptian, Roman, Arabic, Indian and Chinese – have discovered and used their healing properties:

Bergamot – balancing oil, eliminates melancholy and depression.

Caution: this oil increases sensitivity to the sun. Do not use it if you will be outdoors for a long time.

Pine – antiseptic, antiviral, expectorant, restorative and stimulating effect.

Yarrow – anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic action, improves digestion and lowers blood pressure.

Garden tea (sage) – antidepressant, eliminates anxiety, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic action, helps with insomnia.

Grapefruit – reduces appetite, useful in the treatment of obesity, improves mood, relieves depression, cleanses the body of toxins, reduces fluid retention.

Caution: this oil increases sensitivity to the sun. Do not use it if you will be outdoors for a long time.

Eucalyptus – antiseptic and antiviral action, for rubbing the chest, disinfects, helps with coughing, lowers the temperature, is used for lubrication in muscle pain, normalizing and balancing effect.

Geranium – antidepressant, helps with diabetes, has an antiseptic effect, balances hormones, normalizes and balances blood pressure, slightly calms, is suitable for premenstrual syndrome, nervous tension, skin problems and neuralgia.

Ylang-Ylang – antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, sedative, improves mood, relieves anxiety, reduces stress, normalizes heart rate, lowers blood pressure. Suitable for frigidity, hypertension, impotence.

Isop – antiseptic and tonic action, good for cleansing and detoxification, stimulates the respiratory system, suitable for bronchitis.

Cinnamon – used to scent the home and office, freshen the air and destroy fungi.

Cedar – antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, sedative, normalizes the functioning of the sweat glands, useful in bronchial problems.

Cypris – astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic and deodorizing action, constricts blood vessels, reduces cough and sweating.

Lavender – useful as an antiseptic, to strengthen the immune system, helps with bacterial and fungal infections, relieves depression, reduces inflammation, suitable for acne, burns, eczema, skin problems, sleep disorders and stress.

Chamomile – analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic agent, excellent for headaches, suitable for baths and massages.

Lemon – antiseptic, astringent, bacteriostatic, increases the body’s defenses against infections, a good remedy for varicose veins, stomach ulcers, anxiety, depression and digestive disorders, emulsifies and disperses fat.

Caution: this oil increases sensitivity to the sun. Do not use it if you will be outdoors for a long time.

Thyme – acts as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant and sedative.

Mint – suitable for headaches, fatigue, fever, indigestion, muscle soreness, sinus and stomach problems, has an antiseptic and antispasmodic effect, stimulates the brain, helps recovery.

Patchouli – suitable for dry skin, acts as an antidepressant, has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antifungal properties, aphrodisiac.

Orange – balances emotions, improves mood, has antispasmodic and regenerative properties.

Caution: this oil increases sensitivity to the sun. Do not use it if you will be outdoors for a long time.

Rose – antidepressant, antiseptic, has a mild sedative effect, suitable for women’s problems, impotence, insomnia and nervousness.

Rosemary – acts as an analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, tightening, stimulates the brain, improves blood circulation, suitable for cellulite, dandruff, baldness, memory problems, headaches and muscle soreness. Caution: if irritation occurs, stop the application. Do not use undiluted oil directly on the skin. Inhale carefully if you have asthma or bronchitis. Do not use it for epilepsy.

Sandalwood – antidepressant, antiseptic, expectorant, aphrodisiac, moisturizing the skin, suitable for bronchitis and nervousness, soothes the mind and body.

Incense – anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, sedative, expectorant, helps cell recovery, helps with bronchitis.

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